Posted on December 29, 2018 by ADMIN

The confirmed team for Liverpool v Arsenal – Let the fun begin…

Okay here we go. This is a massive match today for Arsenal as we try to stop Liverpool from continuing their (so far) invincible season, and who better to stop it then Arsenal themselves!

But we can’t deny that the squad has been decimated by injuries, including the weird Ozil situation that everyone wants to get to the bottom of. But with the very few players available to Emery I do believe that he will play the very best team available to him.

This is the team I predicted in my Liverpool v Arsenal Preview earlier…..

Leno
Maitland-Niles..Lichtsteiner..Sokratis..Kolasinac
Ramsey..Torreira..Xhaka
Iwobi..Lacazette
Aubameyang.

And here at last we have the confirmed team chosen by Emery….

Well I got ten of them right! Only Ramsey is in instead of Lacazette, who is our secret weapon on the bench. The rest of our possible subs are not looking too scarey though. Elneny, Willock, Saka, Guendouzi and Koscielny are hardly going to strike fear into our opponents.

But it is what it is. Let’s get behind the team and hope for the best…

COYG!!!

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164 thoughts on “The confirmed team for Liverpool v Arsenal – Let the fun begin…

    1. BalancedView

      Have we really got our Arsenal back?
      Arsene Wenger’s arsenal could not keep a lead. Same does Unai Emery’s Arsenal,. So therefore, we have not got our Arsenal back!!!!!

    1. kev

      Thank goodness Spurs are losing atm.Wolves are very trickery in their approach .They seem to not do almost anything against top team teams in the first half but getting to the closing stages of the match they start to dominate the opponent.I was watching Adama Traore and he reminded me of Iwobi.He can be good but has poor decision making and does many things wrong Btw,keep the faith in this match too as I told you at home.I expect us to go and play football and not defend which will inevitably land is I trouble.Was hoping for a 4-3-3 with ANN,Torreira and Ramsey at the middlle but the three back just doesn’t hive me confidence.I would’ve put Laca at RW and Iwobi at LW because we need all our attacking talent on the pitch.This match will not be a lucky win for each team and the team which attacks better will win.

        1. kev

          It’s a normal feeling at times like this.Just keep supporting till the end because we are in for a good fight today.I hope the team attacks them without fear and wins it for us.We need to be able to win against the odds and even though logic says we should lose I still believe it comes down to the more attacking team.

        2. Pat

          Sue so what is the point of wanting a defensive work rate from Ozil when the defenders and milders in this current team playing Liverpool can not defend at all. Will it not be wiser to someone who can not do defensive work but can create goals. This Liverpool first half performance is shameful

            1. Quantic Dream

              I warned you only pain and humiliation awaits us today. I was well aware of this and lowered my expectations accordingly. We simply have to endure this tsunami of destruction for 45 more minutes and it will be over. I wish you had accepted it, it would have been so much easier for you as it is for me right now.

              1. Sue

                I said at work earlier I thought it’d be at least 5-0…. so when we scored it gave me false hope….. I should have bloody known… our trips to Anfield don’t end well….

                1. Pat

                  Sue the most painful part of this Liverpool game was that Emery hasnโ€™t learned anything from our previous away games. He kept the defence playing the same way which as led to us conceding away goal. Aubameyang has no supply at all, Liverpool just kept running through the mild like there was nobody there, and the defence just kept giving away cheap goals. Where is our best creative milder, why is he picking up fights with players? I hope he is very happy with the defensive duties of the players he put out today. Who needs creativity when our defenders lick goals like no mans business.

    1. kev

      How the Wolves coach does it against top teams I don’t know.They look like absolutely nothing in the first 45mins and then getting to the end of the match they turn up the heat,score and start to dominate.When we face them we must really put the match to bed early tbh or we are really going to get what’s coming.

    2. Mobella

      Football is like a biscuit they Sue, no one knows when it is going to crack. Arsenal got castigated by her own fans for grinding out a draw against the same team just like Man city what are people going to say about spurs annihilation in the second half

      1. Sue

        I was at the game v Wolves Mobella and it was really dire! So I can understand the whingeing – I did a lot of it ๐Ÿ˜‚

  1. avenger

    Never surrender never give up Arsenal 11 all hearts will prevail
    we need Laca we have Auba yesssssss lets go Arsenal!!!!

  2. ramterta

    let us play with heart and desire and give everything we hapve got.
    this isn’t necessarily a poor team

  3. Leon

    Not good enough defence.
    Not set up for counter attacking.
    Less than creative midfield.
    One striker playing up front.
    And Iwobi starting AGAIN.
    I really hope I am wrong but I cannot see us getting a result here…

      1. Maks

        What can you expect from a tired team with a great captain aaron arsenes snail ramsey who really had a great half at anfield tonight! ha ha ha
        Torreira is to blame for 1st two goals, and we need to get rid of arsenes defence – xhaka out, mustafi out, and ramsey to inter asap please.
        Niles and Iwobi are only one trying something, Auba has noone to play with. Emery is playing with Iwobi, Ramsey and him like he played PSG with Cavani, Neymar and Mbappe! Wierd. For that, Board has to spent at least 200 mil, and they wont do that even they have a nice example how Liverpool did it and look where they are now!

  4. Me

    What a shower of shite.
    Arsenal have not progressed under Emery – certainly not in defence.
    But knowing how Arsenal dragged their feet with Wenger we can expect Emery to be there for years to come underachieving…
    Total rubbish….

    1. John Wick

      My patience is running out with Emery the man’s clueless defending is even worse this season and first halves have been shocking

      1. Sue

        So when AMN scored, I was given false hope!! Now we’ve had to be blinded by Firmino’s teeth TWICE & now that dirty git Mane has scored ๐Ÿ˜  oh I’m really peeved

        1. John Wick

          I knew Liverpool would score soon after and was proved right! That Arsenal team are so predictable it’s sickening! Really annoyed right now! I could defend better than that defence and I’m 36!

          1. Sue

            Maybe we should sign you up John & I bet you’d show Lichtsteiner a thing or 2!!
            Why do we do this to ourselves every bloody week!! I really feel for Phil & all the others that went up there….

            1. John Wick

              I wouldn’t set foot in Liverpool again let alone going to watch that absolute tripe so yeah it’s unfair for those away supporters! Jesus 4-1 at halftime time Sue it’s gonna end up a cricket score ๐Ÿ˜ž haha that wouldn’t be hard Sue he’s bloody useless!

              1. Sue

                It bloody well is John… I definitely don’t want to go to work tomorrow… actually make that the next 6 months!! This is absolute pants… spongebob sh*t his pants ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ญ

                1. John Wick

                  Us Arsenal fans need to go into exile Sue ๐Ÿ˜‚ we’re gonna be a laughing stock after this.. this is painful to watch, another goal goes in and I’m turning it over I can’t watch these limp performances anymore! We should just park the bus now and get out of there with whatever pride we have left ๐Ÿ˜ถ

                  1. Sue

                    I’m not watching John… couldn’t bring myself to…. let’s face it – we’ve been a laughing stock for a while now….. ๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ˜”

                    1. Kenny Rolfe

                      I agree 100% with everything both of you are saying and I know it’s not the time to moan about the referee but how Jon Fox sticks this referee up to be our best is beyond me. In all his time as a ref he’s never given us a thing, not one 50/50 ever. Two soft penalties today against us he couldn’t wait to give and then a nailed on one for us on Lacazette is not given.

                    2. Sue

                      I didn’t write it on here Kenny, but as soon as I saw Michael Oliver was the ref, I thought he’d give them a penalty…. nearly choked on my drink when he gave the other one!! The amount of times Laca has been fouled to no avail….. unbelievable!!
                      Oh well those poor things must be exhausted now after scoring 5, at least they’ve got 5 days to get over it now… Maybe Oliver will referee the City game & give them another 2 penalties! Sickening Kenny!!

    1. waal2waal

      … disagree completely @Rkw – we’re in transition with both our manager and our team.

      Liverpool are not in transition, they’ve been competing in european and domestic competiton at a higher level than us. Please get you some perspective.
      ……..

      1. Rkw

        No we r in limbo … itโ€™s different … as soon as anyone sees Ramsey iwobi xhaka and mustafi in line up … they should know this is not a top team …

      2. Me

        Transition?
        We have been in “transition” for a decade.
        No.
        There is no transition – just a team in terminal decline under the stewardship of a second rate manager.
        And a squad of players bar Aubameyang, Lacazette and Torreira who are simply not good enough.
        I want Emery gone…

                1. Me

                  Hope John Wick and Waal2waal enjoyed the game.
                  Go and have a laugh and joke about it.
                  Preferably in front of a speeding truck.
                  Do the world a favour…

  5. John Wick

    This Arsenal team is shockingly bad and Unai Emery is starting to look very mediocre.. I was fooling myself, nothing has changed we’re the same old Arsenal concede tons of goals and get embarrassed time and time again! Even Fulham and Brighton defended better at anfield

  6. Xxnofx

    Just get laca on ffs ,if he brings him on at half time then why didnโ€™t he start him from the off ,and Liechtenstein should never start a game for us again ,whoever gave that bloke a contract should be fired
    The stream Iโ€™m watching even lee Dixon just called us embarrassing and he dosent slag off arsenal like some other past players

  7. Durand

    Unfortunately manager doesn’t giver a tinkers damn about defense. Remember Emery saying he rather win 4-3 than 1-0? That will come back to bite him.

    Wenger didn’t give a damn about defending as stated by Bellerin and Mustafi. Unless Emery takes defending more seriously, it may be his undoing as well.

    Offense wins games, but defending wins titles. Liverpool got VVD and Allison and they’ve been on another level ever since. Meanwhile we’ve got RB Lichtsteiner on free who looks overwhelmed, Bellerin still can’t defend, Mustafi braindead still, and pub squad defense.

  8. Red and white

    Contrast in managers Wenger and Emery, end result is the same.Manure will surely over take us, we are doomed for sixth again. Emery has guts to play that lich, the mans a joke.Think Arteta would not have been so bad.emery out!!

  9. Leon

    This is what happens when you take the cheapskate approach when appointing a new manager.
    They took value for money over appointing a top class manager and have paid the price.
    Emery was no one’s first choice.
    The man is a f**king joke.
    And Arsenal are not a big team anymore.
    I mean – we are looking at the 30 year old Ever Banega.
    Jesus Christ.
    Show some ambition !!!!!!
    EMERY OUT !!!!!!!

      1. Red and white

        Thats his opinion, dont shout him down
        Emery is a joke bigger than Wenger who gave us an FA cup 2 years back
        Buying lich and socrates is criminal and we are 4-1 down Shame on you Emery
        Walk out on Monday morning
        Enough is enough
        Add another oldie benega to the retirement list at AFC

      2. John Wick

        Declan people can have an opinion if you don’t like it don’t comment.. out of order telling someone to shut up for their opinion!

    1. Durand

      Been warning everyone about Kronke for quite a while. He only cares for money. Never understood him buying a ranch for $500 million he rarely visits, but refuses to crack wallet to build a contending team to make himself millions.

      Get used to it while he owns club. Sven is good, but not building a team of gems good.

      Why not play youth CB’s? Can’t do worse than Lichtsteiner to be honest. He’s past it and offers nothing on the pitch. He’s getting paid for leadership I guess.

      I used to think Chambers was bad at RB; nope, Lichtsteiner is worse. Rather have kept Chambers than play Lichtsteiner. We wasted money on his free transfer.

  10. Rkw

    We r a mid table outfit with a mid table manager and a grubby owner … fans need to wake up … especially all the Ozil haters on this site whose basic grasp of football is laughable

  11. Kieron

    What the he’ll are we doing? You can’t come to Enfield and play them at their own game.
    4-1 at it!!

  12. Bur

    How the hell can that be professional football? How to fcuk can they deserve to get paid for that? My good f.ck can this be Arsenal?

  13. Eddie Hoyte

    Lol…let me guess, this loss is on Mesut Ozil๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚…. What a load of crap… If I was Lacazette I’ll be handing in a transfer request ASAP. I’ve been singing it to your ears, once again Aubameyang alone upfront without Lacazette is useless..
    I’m wondering what defensive contributions Ozil would’ve added to this team๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚…
    Iwobi thumbs up!! The only player giving it a try today

    1. Me

      He could go to Chelsea.
      A top class striker who cannot get a game at a mid table team in decline.
      I mean…
      I thought Arsenal were meant to improve under Emery.
      Pathetic.
      They need to move a lot of players on at Arsenal and I agree, if I was Lacazette I would be typing it out now.
      Or better still, for him to wait his contract out and leave for a massive signing on fee.
      Arsenal are experts at letting their best players leave for free…

  14. Kieron

    Yes ozil doesn’t work hard but we need a genuine 10.
    Also we are clearly weakened defensively so why come and have a go so openly? Nothing wrong with trying to frustrate pool.

  15. Xxnofx

    Best player for us by a country mile is AMN ,skinning one of the best left backs in the league everytime,shame the other 10 players are fcking awful

      1. Xxnofx

        Hahaha so AMN countless sprints to the line and quality crosses and a goal ,but no we have another iwobi the best player because heโ€™s from my country grow the fck up

    1. Dboy

      Agree. He needs at least two seasons to rebuild. He did not inherit a good team. I mean how long did it take Klopp to get it right?

  16. Raja danish

    Defense needs a complete overhaul 2 centre-backs 1 right-back and 1 left-back. Without this we cannot further progress and compete with top sides we are miles behind liverpool and Man city and also behind tottenham and chelsea. Need a back four just like invincible’s back four or George Graham’s back four with aggression,organisation,leadership and more importantly very tough defenders. Need to do spending attack is fine just spend all on defense.

  17. jon fox

    Now halftime and 4-1 down. Th ebest thing that could happen to us is to lose by double figures , whih would scare Scrooge shitless as to his investment falling in value. It could well happen too by the way this joke “defence” is stumbling around like drunks. Seriously , it would be our best, perhaps our only hope, of getting money out of that toerag that owns our club.

    1. Maks

      Good point. Emery has to play with what ever he got, and that means 1:4 against Liverpool at the half time, also we must get rid of lot s of players and spent lot s of money what this Board won t do I am afraid.
      Instead of having Mbappe, Cavani and Neymar as a front three, Emery is playing Iwobi, Ramsey and Auba like everything is all right… or he want to intoduce his style no matter what??
      I hope fans will realise that lot s of their heroes like Xhaka and Ramsey are not good enough to play in PL. Mustafi and Lich also have to go out of the club.

    2. Durand

      Not happening Jon my friend. Scrooge Kronke let us wallow for a decade with his “Stadium” excuse. That overhead gone, what’s Kronke’s excuse now? Self-sustaining nonsense.

      Odd how Kronke spoke about self-sustaining model for Arsenal. Rams getting $6 BILLION stadium; is that self-sustaining too? Face it, Kronke not investing big in club. He hired Sven and Raul to do that. As well as a manger who doesn’t complain about lack of funds.

  18. Vish

    Not surprised. Knew we would get ripped apart. Defence wise we are a bottom half team. Firmino literally just dribbled past the โ€œbestโ€ defenders Arsenal has to offer(mus and sok).
    Nothing has changed. And please donโ€™t say Ozil wouldโ€™ve made a difference. He sucks more than the players on the pitch tonight.

    1. Abel

      Yes he is . he has managed to make a very bad defence under Wenger much worse. Didn’t think we could defend worse than under Wenger but I was wrong.
      Clueless manager, happless players.

  19. Steven Wilson

    Total kamikaze display, defending non existent and making Liverpool look like world beaters, this could end up an 8 or nine humiliation.

  20. Emmaobi

    Emery is not a good coach I will continue to say it. How on earth did he bench Lacazette.
    Why didn’t Klopp bench Salah or Mane. Am passed off. That defence need a total overhauling. Ramsey have to go. I don’t even know what to comment anymore.

    1. Maks

      Ramsey is our frakking capptain tonight! Jesus! Who would play good with captain brainless as him? Symbol of Arsene s fall is still at the club! Go to Inter!

  21. ArsenalBlood

    I see some silly gunners making silly suggestions! You took 8-2 at old trafford, 6-1. 5-0 and other countless defeat without whining. Just one big defeat and Emery is a mid table manager blabala Jeeeeeez…………………..

  22. Dboy

    Agree. He needs at least two seasons to rebuild. He did not inherit a good team. I mean how long did it take Klopp to get it right?

    1. Maks

      Emery:
      “You are not good enough for Arsenal, prove me wrong or I will sell you all to the highest bidder in next 2 years!”

    1. Durand

      Shame. Mustafi had mental injury, he strained his synapses trying to explain his dodgy defending.

      Auba useless without Laca; yet only Laca gets subbed and benched? Shocking really.

      Laca being done harshly by Emery. Xhaka never benched or subbed for poor form, yet Laca pulled at first sight. Hopefully Mavro gets fit and replaces Mustafi.

      I’d rather have Gabriel than Mustafi or Lichtsteiner.

  23. desertgunner

    need our spanish wingers to have a chance against lfc in anfield, the squad on the pitch today is mid table at best, this is liverpools year, 3 yrs of klopp to sort things out…

  24. Jah son

    Emery’s a clown thinking he can play Superstars when he feels these guys earn more than him per week and have even more trophies

    1. Kenny Rolfe

      You’re the clown, when I said we’ll have to look to City to keep our Invincible record you said we’ll go to Anfield and win and you’re mate Midkemma backed you up. Clueless pair

  25. Palash

    4-5 players are leaving this summer, we need to replace them plus our creative midfielder ozil and mikhitariyan both are not that gud we also need more attacking option (aubameyang’s age is 30 I think he will slow down in the next two season) need to buy a back up defensive midfielder and right back so much to do.We must give emery at least 2 to 3 seasons to build arsenal again.

  26. Bur

    See those donkeys (I know this is an insult to donkeys)We have in defence they should be left in Liverpool to make their own way to Morcomb beach where they could do what they are good for………trotting back and forth.

    What an embarrassment!!!!!!! Get rid of that shit immediately and start from the bottom.

  27. ACE

    Well let’s see if I can simplify the fundamental
    difference between the two clubs atm.

    Liverpool
    VVD—-ยฃ75M

    Total: ยฃ75M

    Arsenal
    Mustafi—ยฃ35M
    Socratis—ยฃ20M
    Holding—ยฃ3M
    Chambers—ยฃ16M

    Total: ยฃ74M

    Any questions?

  28. John0711

    THe truth is weโ€™ve been found out
    Laca is better than Auba
    You all moan about Iwobi yet heโ€™s been the best player today
    Out of todays squad

    Im not sure who deserves to stay and my rationale is who would get in the invincibles squad never mind team

  29. McLovin

    Is Emery retarded? When you go 3-1 down in 15 minutes JUST PARK THE FN BUS. Better not be humiliated 5-1 or 6-1.

    Is there any other team who has lost 5-1 to Pool?

  30. waal2waal

    we need to be active in the winter transfer window – either that or risk manu turning up the heat on us. Also watch for the media wind-ups, they will be associating us with every quality defensive and midfielders in the coming weeks – but we’re always inclined to do bargain basement shopping.

  31. Gily

    This is the match that made Arsenal lose concentration the last time and drew that last match.
    Cheer up gunners! It’s just footbal. After this deserved spanking, we won’t get another, not even from ManCity.
    And we are going to do the spanking on somebody else – trust me.

      1. Gily

        Like I said, it’s just football. Of course yes, you have a special likeness for one team over others. But don’t go over the edge being fanatical about any team. That’s when your health gets involved – and that’s bad.

  32. Leon

    You are a professional manager that has just taken over one of the biggest teams in Europe.
    You supposedly are shit hot on analysing your team, its stats and tactics – you are by all accounts a very tactical and astute manager.
    You sit down, watch the games over and over and over again in front of the TV and yet you cannot identify a need to strengthen a defence that has more holes than Swiss cheese or impose sound defensive coaching at the club.
    I’m sorry but this is incompetence of the highest order from Emery.
    Most worryingly is that the Arsenal fanbase is once again split.
    The only difference is that its Emery In/Out instead of Wenger In/Out
    It should be what is best for Arsenal.
    And typical of Arsenal under Wenger they are starting to see more of the ball when its too fu*king late.
    I wished we had spent the money and got Someone or Allegri.
    We should be signing top class players.
    Arsenal are so far behind.
    This season is over at this rate.
    I AM with the Emery out camp.
    I never wanted him at Arsenal from the start.

  33. Arsemirates

    Donโ€™t worry everyone, Unai will win us the Europa League which is what he was taken on to do after all.

      1. Arsemirates

        We were never going to get into the top four of the league, hence winning the Europa league whereupon Stan will open his wallet and let the moths fly free just as he promised Unai when he gave him the job!

  34. tuOyremE

    By the way Oliver is a disgusting , pathetic human being , he is a cheater and he should lose his job.

  35. Yuri Santos

    Getting rid of this losing mentality that Arsene Wenger created last years will be the hardest thing to do. Nobody loses a game like this making mistakes that a bad Sunday league team does not make. These guys are no serious, they have no heart, no soul, no spirit, that is the Wenger legacy

    1. Abel

      This is all Emery. Leave Wenger out of it. Did you give Wenger any credit when the team was doing well? of course you didn’t. Emery was the genius then who was sorely responsible for the winning mentality. conversely, He is sorely to blame for this shambles! Emery unfortunately will not take Arsenal far unless he radically changes his methods and starts by creating a more defensively aware team. The amount of unforced errors by defenders like Mustafi, Lich and Kolasinac is amazing.

  36. Abel

    When you play like a relegation team, you get treated like a relegation team by the refs.
    We should have had at least 1 penalty, and Salah’s penalty shouldn’t have been given.
    That said, I expected the exact same outcome and didn’t bother replying folks like Kev who view this team with rose tinted glasses.
    1+1 will always be = 2
    The team has no discernible pattern of play, no real creativity and just depends on individual moments of brilliance or opponents defensive mistakes to score.
    This would have been alright if we didn’t have the worse set of defenders in the league. Our defensive players including Torriera all played like Mustafi/Jerkinson clones.

  37. Janebrix

    I will keep saying this. British arsenal fans are at fault for this poor showing. You keep encouraging kronke by buying season tickets when you know arsenal as a team is no competition to the big clubs. Do it the African way. Observe the dealing and buying of players during pre-season. If they have done good business with spectacular buys not average then you are satisfied then go ahead and buy the season ticket. I bet you if the stadium is empty of arsenal fans they will be forced to buy quality players I mean world class. Donโ€™t let anyone deceive us arsenal are bloody rich and can spend if they want to. Itโ€™s left for the fans to wake up.

      1. Janebrix

        Mr Admin am sure if you had a Tottenham squad you wonโ€™t see reason to buy because they have a strong squad compared to our average team. Even their coach admitted to it at the beginning of the season. Full of world class players. Who have we got? Teams like arsenal need to buy because we donโ€™t have the caliber of players to compete for top 4. Itโ€™s not my fault we have set a standard as one of the top teams in England. So we have to live with it. So Mr Admin donโ€™t compare our present squad to that of Tottenham.

  38. enagic

    Probably was a good thing to loose today so that arsenal hierchy can be forced into january transfer window, also we all knew we were going loose even before the game kicked off we just didnt know by how many goals, the entire defence need overhaul and we need a goal keeper, in our offense side compared with Liverpool they have so many weapons and alternative – it is a total offence as a team unlike arsenal Auba the only main striker and isolated and easy for liverpool defence to mark him there are no enogh service providers to him if we are not careful we will be overtaken by manu.

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